Auckland Zoo - Exhibits


Auckland Zoo is currently home to over 860 individuals representing 138 species, and covers 16.35 hectares (40 acres). The zoo is organised into exhibition areas grouped by region of origin, taxonomy, or biome, which are listed alphabetically below.

  • ASB Elephant Clearing - This is the home of the zoo's elephant. The clearing features a pool and mud wallow. The zoo currently has one elephant, female Asian elephant Burma. The zoo plans on getting two young female companions from Sri Lanka for Burma sometime next year.
  • Aussie Walkabout - Wallabies, kangaroos, and emus share a mixed walk-through exhibit which leads to an Australian bird aviary featuring rainbow lorikeets.
  • Hippo River - This area of the zoo has been made to imitate an African wetland environment. It features hippopotamus Faith and her son Fudge, serval, leopard tortoises, Hamadryas baboons, the Cheetah Spot with brothers Anubis and Osiris, and flamingos.
  • Orangutan Trail - The zoo's family of Bornean orangutans (Charlie, Melur, Wanita, Isim, Gangsa and Madju) can be found in this part of the zoo. The trail ends up at the Ring-Tailed Lemur enclosure.
  • The Rainforest - Full of naturalistic exhibits this area boasts tarantulas, agouti, and primate species namely; spider monkeys, and siamang gibbons. A pair of Asian small-clawed otters,Java and Jeta, share an enclosure with a troop of Bolivian Squirrel Monkeys
  • The Tropics - A recently finished group of enclosures exhibiting South-American animal species. Here you will find five female American alligators (Doris, Georgia, Dixie, Dakota and Tallulah), a group of Cotton-top tamarins, two golden lion tamirins and two pygmy marmosets, the smallest species of monkey.
  • KidZone - A children's zoo with a play area and animals including chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, frogs and locusts. The zoo's pair of kunekune pigs, Alma and Neena, also live here.
  • Pridelands - Large African animals live here. Giraffes, zebras and ostriches are all found in one large enclosure, while springboks and white rhino share the opposite enclosure. Past the Pridelands boardwalk, Auckland Zoo's pride of five lions can be found on Lion Hill. Authentic Zulu huts and a termite colony can also be seen here.
  • Sealion and Penguin Shores (Now part of Te Wao Nui) - is home to California sea lions Scuttles and Kipper, New Zealand fur seals Atamai, Kaioko and Moana, a subantarctic fur seal Orua, little blue penguins and several shore birds. This exhibit is now named 'The Coast', and is a section of Auckland Zoo's New Zealand exhibit 'Te Wao Nui'.
  • Te Wao Nui - Te Wao Nui (meaning "the living realm" in the Māori language) features six ecological New Zealand environments; The Coast, The Islands, The Wetlands, The Night, The Forest and The High Country, and is home to more than 60 native New Zealand animal species and 110 plant species native to New Zealand.
  • Tiger Territory - Auckland Zoo has three rare Sumatran tigers; male Oz, female Molek and one of their three offspring, a male named Berani. Oz is usually housed in his own enclosure, completed in 2006. Molek and Berani are in a large enclosure which dates back to 1922 and originally housed up to two prides of lions. It previously housed Molek's sister, Nisha, before her death, and has been extensively renovated. Facilities allow the tigers to swap enclosures at times. On 12 June 2008, Molek gave birth to three tiger cubs. Initially, it was believed only one tiger cub had been born but two more were seen several days later. The male cubs were named Jalur (meaning stripes), and Berani (meaning spirited, brave or courageous) and their sister was named Cinta (meaning love). Jalur and Cinta have since been transferred to Symbio Wildlife Park in NSW, Australia.
  • Other animals- Other animals include red pandas, African porcupines, a chimpanzee named Janie, Galapagos tortoises, Oriental small-clawed otters, freshwater eels and meerkats.

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